about MeSome of my guiding principles to help understand who I am.
Guiding Principles for My Church
…a voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'make straight the way of the Lord…
~ John 1:23
...the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
~ 1 Tim 3:15
He who gives attention to the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
~ Prov 16:20
Write, for these words are faithful and true!
~ Rev 21:5
Guiding Principles for My Government
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
~ Thomas Jefferson
"Striving for justice is one of life’s greatest gratifications. In fact, outside of the family, it is the greatest gratification. Without justice, there’s no such thing as liberty and freedom, there’s no such thing as fulfilling life’s possibilities."
~ Ralph Nadar
Guiding Principles for My Family
For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring upon [him] what He has spoken about him.
~ Genesis 18:19
Guiding Principles for My BusinessI fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. ~ Napoleon Hill
Guiding Principles for My Me
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. Eph 5:15-16
Am I straining at gnats and swallowing camels?1st Amendment 2nd Amendment 911 American History Bush Administration Censorship Christianity Computer Literacy Conspiracy Constitution Corporatism Deep State Devotional Economy Education Elections Eye for an Eye Fascism Health Hope Humor Justice for All LegalShield Liberty Media Music Oil OWS Persecution Police State Quotes Raising Kids Relationships Religious Right Revolution Rights Ron Paul Self Improvement Serving Mammon Solutions Technology Terrorism Thomas Jefferson War Zionism
- Christ Plus Asceticism April 22, 2019One Sunday morning, I was about to finish preaching when suddenly a man approached the pulpit yelling at the top of his voice, “I have something to say. I have something to say!” Before the ushers could escort him out, the tape recorder picked up what he shouted to the congregation: “You people are religious […]
- Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Danger of Being Close” April 19, 2019In his book Christ’s Call to Reform the Church, John MacArthur asks an important and provocative question: “Who is the hardest person to reach with the gospel?” He proceeds to discuss various possibilities—the atheist, the zealous religionist, or the postmodern agnostic—but ultimately settles on a potentially shocking candidate. However, one type of unbeliever is harder […]
- Christ Plus Mysticism April 17, 2019It is easy to feel inferior to someone who knows something you don’t—especially when they hold information that you earnestly desire. For centuries, religious mystics have been working overtime to insinuate that the church suffers from the same kind of information void, supposedly a void that only they can fill. When the apostle Paul wrote […]
- Christ Plus Legalism April 15, 2019Many years ago a college acquaintance said to me, “I don’t think you’re a very spiritual person.” I was puzzled because he didn’t know me well enough to draw that kind of conclusion, so I asked him why he said that. “Because you don’t go to midweek prayer meetings,” he answered. “What does that have […]
- Christ Plus Philosophy April 10, 2019“It seemed like a good idea at the time.” That’s a popular postmortem for a plan that has gone horribly wrong. In fact, well-intentioned ideas are behind almost every financial shipwreck, abandoned project, and foreign policy failure that happens in this world. And yet the quest for better ideas and fool-proof philosophies continues unabated—even making […]
- Complete in Christ April 8, 2019There’s a story told about William Randolph Hearst, the late newspaper publisher. Hearst invested a fortune in collecting great works of art. One day he read about some valuable pieces of art and decided that he must add them to his collection. He sent his agent abroad to locate and purchase them. Months went by […]
- Takeaway from Shepherds’ Conference 2019 April 5, 2019Last month, 4,500 pastors and church leaders gathered on the campus of Grace Community Church for the Shepherds’ Conference. The theme for 2019 was faithfulness, with each speaker tackling a different facet of what it means to be faithful in ministry. And because we know that not everyone had the ability to follow along with […]
- John MacArthur on Faithfulness April 1, 2019What key qualities do you look for in a church leader? In a world enamored with worldly metrics of success—popularity, influence, acclaim, and charisma—it’s easy for Christians to be swept along with the conventional secular thinking of our day. But we need to be always mindful of the qualities that God esteems in those to […]
- Christ Plus Asceticism April 22, 2019
- Monday, April 22, 2019A big theological story hits the pages of the New York Times, denying the sovereignty of God, the virgin birth, the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and much more The radical candor of modern liberal theology: A new religion to replace Christianity The 100 most influential people? What TIME’s cover story tells us about TIME and […]
- Friday, April 19, 2019The release of the Mueller report and the hard questions of justice: The challenges of seeking justice in a hyper-partisan age When the demands of justice meet the reality of justice: Why, in a political age, politics always dominates Bigger than the headlines: The centrality of the cross and resurrection to Christian faith and hope […]
- Thursday, April 18, 2019Tiger Woods’s victory at the Masters is being called his redemption story, but Christians should think carefully about the secular use of theological words like ‘redemption' What a recent article challenging religious liberty reveals about the culture’s demands on churches and religious institutions The Guardian attacks religious teaching on gender, revealing that society requires complete […]
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019Planned Parenthood is rebranding … or is it? The insidious reality of speaking of abortion as simply an issue of reproductive health Moral revolutionaries take aim at Michigan adoption agencies: Where the government’s money goes, it’s coercive hand soon follows Australian rugby star Israel Folau cut by national team because of his religious views, demonstrating […]
- Monday, April 22, 2019